Pakistani-American chef Fatima Ali is making headlines for courageously looking death in the eye and aspiring to ‘live her best life’ after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis.
The former Top Chef contestant of season 15, in a powerful and poignant essay penned down for Bon Appétit revealed harrowing details about getting diagnosed with terminal cancer and being told she has one year left to live.
“A cloud of death is following me. It’s followed me all the way to the first class lounge at LAX. I have never flown anything but basic economy on a domestic flight, but my illness has forced me to upgrade my life,” wrote the 28-year-old.
Fatima’s moving words go on to shed light on the appalling state of consciousness that death is lingering by: “It’s funny, isn’t it? When we think we have all the time in the world to live, we forget to indulge in the experiences of living. When that choice is yanked away from us, that’s when we scramble to feel.”